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We use our 2002 CRV as a tow vehicle. I have had a flat tire before by running over a sharp rock and tearing the tread.
Are there any make and model of tire that are heavy duty for off-road travel that will give me better durability?
I'm running 215/70R/15 size.
 

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You don't share what's on your CRV today, but take a look at all terrain tires. You might consider adjusting the size to get a better selection. Eg 225/70-15
 

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The 02 - 06 CRV was my most favored CRV (a mans SUV) - but I personally would never attempt to pull anything with a CRV.

So excuse me for suggesting this but ... while CRVs are great for runabout duties they are NOT acceptable for towing. Beefing up your tires may easily lead to over-loading other items (axles, bearings, differentials, etc). It's past time to give that 17 year old gal a break.

My other vehicle is an 18 Ford dually, it pulls a 16K Heartland Bighorn.
6.7L 4x4, 4.10 gears, crew cab / long bed. Loaded: 8 MPG, unloaded: 14 MPG.
THATS why I have a (CRV) daily driver.
 

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The 02 - 06 CRV was my most favored CRV (a mans SUV) - but I personally would never attempt to pull anything with a CRV.

So excuse me for suggesting this but ... while CRVs are great for runabout duties they are NOT acceptable for towing. Beefing up your tires may easily lead to over-loading other items (axles, bearings, differentials, etc). It's past time to give that 17 year old gal a break.

My other vehicle is an 18 Ford dually, it pulls a 16K Heartland Bighorn.
6.7L 4x4, 4.10 gears, crew cab / long bed. Loaded: 8 MPG, unloaded: 14 MPG.
THATS why I have a (CRV) daily driver.
I tow with mine all the time. Trans cooler and understand the limitations and it tows just fine. Sorry but not everyone tows a 6000lb trailer. My trailer weights 400lbs, my previous tiny camper was under 1500 fully loaded for a family of 4 to camp for a long weekend. Nothing wrong with towing 1500lbs or less.

Heck in other countries they have a 2500lb tow rating

As for the OPs question, get all terrain tires or even LT tires (light truck). But understand a CRV is not an offroad vehicle nor a work horse. You will destroy it in short order if you work it too hard. A sharp rock taking out a tire sounds like CRV was in over it's head or had all but useless highway tires on it.

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The 02 - 06 CRV was my most favored CRV (a mans SUV) - but I personally would never attempt to pull anything with a CRV.

So excuse me for suggesting this but ... while CRVs are great for runabout duties they are NOT acceptable for towing. Beefing up your tires may easily lead to over-loading other items (axles, bearings, differentials, etc). It's past time to give that 17 year old gal a break.
I don't think the OP is using his CR-V to tow with. When he says he uses it as a tow vehicle, I think he means he tows it behind a motor home.
 

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We use our 2002 CRV as a tow vehicle. I have had a flat tire before by running over a sharp rock and tearing the tread.
Are there any make and model of tire that are heavy duty for off-road travel that will give me better durability?
I'm running 215/70R/15 size.
You can get LT (light truck) tires up to ten ply. I run Michelin LT's in ten-ply on my F250 4X4, they are great. I'm sure your tire dealer can fix you right up.
 

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The 02 - 06 CRV was my most favored CRV (a mans SUV) - but I personally would never attempt to pull anything with a CRV.

So excuse me for suggesting this but ... while CRVs are great for runabout duties they are NOT acceptable for towing. Beefing up your tires may easily lead to over-loading other items (axles, bearings, differentials, etc). It's past time to give that 17 year old gal a break.

My other vehicle is an 18 Ford dually, it pulls a 16K Heartland Bighorn.
6.7L 4x4, 4.10 gears, crew cab / long bed. Loaded: 8 MPG, unloaded: 14 MPG.
THATS why I have a (CRV) daily driver.
Sorry I meant I flat tow the CR-V with my motorhome.
 

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Sorry I meant I flat tow the CR-V with my motorhome.
For that use I think you have a mighty fine buggy.

Now I question - what "may-pop' brand of tire (and its age/ cold pressure) was on it; todays tires are generally reliable (running proper pressure).
Consumers Report periodically test tires, give them a look-see for recommendations based on physical tests (rather than users opinions).
 

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Keep in mind that changing the diameter (revolutions per mile) can effectively change the rear end ratio and lead to underpowered or too much power--both leading to lowered fuel mpg. Keep the 'revolutions per mile' which most tire manufacturers list, in mind when choosing a 'beefier' tire. I am wondering if a light truck tire might fit your needs?
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Sorry I meant I flat tow the CR-V with my motorhome.
For that use I think you have a mighty fine buggy.

Now I question - what "may-pop' brand of tire (and its age/ cold pressure) was on it; todays tires are generally reliable (running proper pressure).
Consumers Report periodically test tires, give them a look-see for recommendations based on physical tests (rather than users opinions).
They were from Discount Tire. One of their proprietary brands. Arizonian Silver 65K and they had 17K on them. Unfortunately we were in Alaska sip no Discount Tire. I've got Fusion Touring 55K on now from Alaska and they are looking worn at 18K.
 

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At this point I think you can see how much money you are not saving buying cheap tires. GO ahead and spring for some good ones - you'll get a much better result.
 
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